Scientist, in vitro

Scientist, in vitro

Do you love doing research and developing ideas? Looking to apply your expertise in molecular biology and antibody discovery to an amazing cause? If so, this is just the posting you are looking for!

About NovoBind

Cutting edge? Check. Amazing cause? Check. Check. If you’re a talented Scientist, in vitro who wants to make a difference in the world, keep reading.

NovoBind Livestock Therapeutics is an agri-biotech company working to combat rising antibiotic resistance. We do this by developing next generation biologics that target and neutralize the specific bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause microbiome-based ailments in livestock and aquaculture. Our novel biotherapeutic solutions, based on nanobodies (or single domain antibodies), present an innovative alternative to conventional treatments.

The impact of our work is economic and social—and widespread. Our targeted antimicrobials help to prevent animal diseases, improving the health and treatment of livestock while reducing the risk of major outbreaks. This in turn prevents economic losses in the agriculture and aquaculture industries, and stops dangerous pathogens from entering the environment or reaching the consumer food market. Our work even crosses over into the health of companion animals and plants, and may one day yield solutions for human illnesses as well.

 

Who We Are

A highly specialized team of biochemists, microbiologists, veterinary pathologists, academics and business professionals with a shared ambition to become the global leaders in targeted antimicrobials. We innovate three times before breakfast and show up to work wearing our favourite science-themed t-shirts. We value work-life balance but also recognize that, as a small team with big ambitions, we sometimes have to grab a latte and pull a late night when needed.

 

Who You Are

Maybe a veteran in your field or maybe a newbie, but definitely a Scientist, in vitro with a creative flair. You thrive on challenges that force you to step outside the box and shine in a collaborative work environment. You get out of bed in the morning because you’re passionate about what you do and you want to use your talents to do good in the world. You’re always there to support your team because you recognize that our work isn’t just a job, it’s a mission.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Share our passion for scientific excellence and team-based approaches to fast-paced R&D

  2. Find your passion and lead projects throughout NovoBind’s R&D Pipeline, including:

a. Identification of bacterial, viral, or parasitic targets amenable to NovoBind’s technology

b. Discovery of biologics, primarily through antibody display technologies

c. Development of assays to screen the functionality and affinity of biologics

d. Engineering of lead biologics for increased efficacy

  1. Extract relevant information from literature, assimilate them and provide logical and well-informed recommendations to the research agenda

  2. Supervise junior staff and act as the bridge of communication between junior staff and management

  3. Support and collaborate effectively with colleagues to meet project timelines

  4. Record data accurately and present results effectively in technical reports and group meetings

  5. Implement and maintain new procedures and protocols

  6. Actively keep up with current scientific literature relevant to NovoBind’s R&D pipeline

 

Qualification and Experience

  1. PhD degree and expertise in molecular biology and antibody discovery

  2. Familiar with molecular cloning, protein expression and purification

  3. Experience in supervisory role and/or in a biotech start-up company is an asset

  4. Experience in phage display, protein biophysics, drug discovery, and aquaculture pathogens is an asset

  5. Experience with animal model and knowledge in animal immunology is an asset

  6. Experience in using major programming language such as Python is an asset

 

Skills Required

  1. Develop and execute a research plan

  2. Manage research activities and advance the research agenda

  3. Demonstrate accepted management capabilities

  4. Demonstrate ability to supervise research team members

  5. Provide expert/advisory services

  6. Demonstrate personal competencies

  7. Practices and promotes the principles of quality management and the efficient utilization of resources

  8. Applies critical thinking skills to constructively solve problems

  9. Addresses workplace challenges by applying skills in change management, time management, materials management and information management

  10. Projects a professional image and interacts in a competent manner, using effective listening, verbal and written communication in dealings with others

  11. Meets the legal and ethical requirements of practice

 

Who we are looking for

  1. A leader who is quick to adapt to changes and is willing to take the support role when required 

  2. A team player who solves problems proactively and communicates with others constructively

  3. A visionary who turns complex ideas into actionable items using systematic approaches

  4. A mentor who fosters growth in junior staff in an engaging and motivating manner

  5. An individual who is self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized

  6. An innovator who enjoys finding ways to do more with less

  7. A person who enjoys using tools and systems to maximize productivity

  8. A self-proclaimed science nerd (and proud of it!) who loves agile development

  9. A purposeful and positive individual who works well with other keeners

  10. You are a fan of several of the following people: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Alexander Fleming, Max Perutz, César Milstein, Temple Grandin, Chris Hadfield, Elton John, Madeleine Albright, Tu-Pac, Craig Venter, Margaret Hamilton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Rosalind Franklin, Will Ferrell, Wright Brothers, Edmund Hillary, Empedocles, Patrick Stewart, Motoo Kimura, Margaret Thatcher, George Orwell

 

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In addition to professional development opportunities, we offer competitive salaries with paid vacation, self-directed health benefits and stock options commensurate with experience and performance.

How to Apply

Please forward your unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, cover letter, CV and the five people from the list above you are a fan of to hr@novobind.com with the job title in the subject line. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Thank you for your interest and application!

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